Are You Talking About Your Salary?

Are You Talking About Your Salary?

We have been aware for a long time of discriminatory pay practices, yet confronting the issue is a challenge for many people. Tackling pay gaps that emerge out of bias rather than merit is an imperative for any employer, as I wrote about in my February eNewsletter....
Talking About the Gender Pay Gap

Talking About the Gender Pay Gap

The gender pay gap is just one indicator within a broader issue of discrimination and bias. My latest eNewsletter references aspects of this topic, including the language and sound of gender pay bias, transparency as an approach to resolving the pay gap, and examples...
Lessons in Conversation from the Academy

Lessons in Conversation from the Academy

The academic world can be a vicious place. You might imagine universities and research institutions to be places of vigorous yet civil discourse, where provocative, cutting-edge opinions are discussed in a welcoming spirit that acknowledges that disagreement for the...
Do You Mistake Communication For Conversation?

Do You Mistake Communication For Conversation?

We mistake communication for conversation. As I have remarked before here, we often belittle the richness of “conversation” by using that word unsparingly to describe any activity of personal interaction. This is particularly noticeable when we are considering...
Top Ten Books of 2017

Top Ten Books of 2017

Reviewing the books I read this last year it became clear that, consciously or not, they adventured both inwardly and outwardly, endeavoring to make sense of my own values, morals and mores in a landscape of social tumult and civic degradation. Perhaps, as books...
Celebrating My Fresh Website

Celebrating My Fresh Website

Welcome to my refreshed website. What I thought would take a week to do has been in hiding behind a curtain for about three months! The goal of this new website, hosted by my friends at Flywheel, is to provide a more robust and versatile platform to share fresh...

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